Understanding and Preventing IVDD in French Bulldogs

Dall·e 2024 04 26 11.51.43 Realistic Image Of A French Bulldog With Clear Signs Of Discomfort, Sitting In A Cozy Living Room, Surrounded By Various Physiotherapy Aids Like Cushi

Understanding and Preventing IVDD in French Bulldogs Introduction French Bulldogs, beloved for their charming and affectionate nature, are unfortunately prone to a variety of health issues, including Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD). As leaders in canine physiotherapy and rehabilitation in Australia, we are committed to educating pet owners on how to recognize, manage, and potentially prevent…

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How Acupuncture can help your dog’s pain

Dogs in Motion article about Facts on Acupuncture for treating animal pain management by Michelle Monk

Acupuncture for Animal Pain Management We are lucky enough to have two Veterinary Acupuncturists in our clinic, allowing our patients to access acupuncture therapy as part of their rehabilitation and as a vital element of their animal pain management. This treatment modality has grown in popularity in the Vet industry in the last five years,…

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How to best care for your dog during the holidays

Dogs in motion blog on how to best care for your dog during the holidays

How the holiday season can affect your dog The holiday season is a crazy time of year with all the social engagements due to Christmas and New Years parties, extra visitors in the house, shopping for gifts and groceries, and lots of delicious items being cooked in the kitchen. Often, we aren’t aware of the…

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Why I became a canine physiotherapist

Roonie the reason I became a canine physiotherapist by Michelle Monk

Human Physiotherapy to Canine Physiotherapy Over 20 years ago I started my physio journey as a human physio because I wanted to help people to have a better quality of life and mobility. Having always had a huge love for dogs, it was a natural progression to shift my skills over to animals. In 2004…

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Can I slow my pets aging process?

Blog post by Michelle Monk of Dogs in Motion about can I slow my pets aging process

Can I slow my pets aging process and help them live longer? As our pets age, it is common for us to see them slow down, lose muscle and ease of mobility. This can be due to a number of factors, some disease-related and some are just a normal part of aging. Can I slow…

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Cold Laser Therapy for Dogs now available

Cold Laser Therapy for dogs is now available at Dogs in Motion Melbourne Australia

Cold Laser Therapy for Dogs is now available at Dogs in Motion clinic Dogs In Motion is pleased to announce we now have Cold Laser Therapy available in the clinic for treatment of injured dogs, older dogs, sporting dogs and post-surgery dogs. What can cold laser therapy do for my dog? Essentially the results achieved…

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Heat or Ice, Which is Best for an Older Dog

Heat or ice, which is best for an older dog - Dogs in Motion Blog

Knowing what is best for your older dog when it comes to treatment of their ailments and making them more comfortable can change as your dog gets older. If your dog is in pain or has an injury, the difference between using heat or ice can be the difference in the way they heal and…

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The importance of massage for older dogs

Dogs in Motion article on the benefits of massage for older dogs by Michelle Monk

The longer we are on the planet the more we use and overuse our muscles. As we mature, repetition of certain movements such as walking, moving from sit to stand and bending can affect our muscles and joints and cause a reduction in mobility. This is the same for dogs too and why massage for…

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Prevent Injuring yourself when looking after your dog

Dogs in Motion article about prevent Injuring yourself when Looking After your Dog by Michelle Monk

Most of us will suffer from back pain at one time or another. If you’re having to lift, move, help your dog stand or walk during recovery, or as they age, then you’re at increased risk of injuring yourself. As physiotherapists, we are interested in not only rehabilitating your dog but also in assisting you…

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How do I choose the correct harness for my dog?

Dogs in Motion article about Choosing the Correct Harness for your Dog by Michelle Monk

This is a question we get asked at least once per day at the Dogs In Motion clinic. Choosing a harness that suits you and your dog is no mean feat! There are different harnesses for different purposes- and some suit some dogs and their owners better than others. Most of the harnesses we recommend…

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